Mission Statement: To make Nova Scotia a safer, healthier, and happier place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth through support, education, resource expansion, and community development.
Serves LGBTQ youth 25 and under. A positive centre for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender youth located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. LGBYP offers a place for youth to hang out, make friends, get resources and information, provides free counselling, youth leadership opportunities, and much more. For much more information, visit the official Web site at http://www.youthproject.ns.ca
Events are open to youth 25 and under. All events are drug- and alcohol-free; no exceptions and no tolerance. The Youth Project welcomes all youth, and is always in need of volunteers.
The Youth Project also hosts a prom/dance for youth and can often have special DragQueens guests like: BrookePrescott, LadySchapeau, AmberWayves, VeronicaFoxx, RoxburryInn, and more. To find out more details about LGBYP and their services call (902) 429-5429
Someone writes: For some reason, the exlusion of older people from the Youth Project meetings makes its members averse to associating with people even three or four years older. It's pretty scary how age-ist our community's youth is.
Another Perspective from a former Youth Project member now all grown up: Some young people may be reluctant to create social networks with older people, for a variety of reasons. One of those reasons might be sweeping generalisations like the one above. Power dynamics exist between age groups that sometimes make connections difficult. Local author AnneBishop has written a great book called Becoming An Ally to address this very issue (among others). See more info at http://www.BecomingAnAlly.ca
well i'm not a youth but i do believe that they need to be with people thier own age, especially when they are coming out, no body wants and old guy or gal grabing them and pulling a power trip. Unless they are into older ,in that case they are already into the bars under age.
The Youth Project is always re-vamping their programs and services to better meet the needs of all youth who access it, and have lots of involvement from adult staff, volunteers, facilitators, board members, guest speakers and more.